The next step in keeping JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park car-free, accessible and equitable happens on May 11 at the San Francisco County Transportation Authority’s (SFCTA) Board meeting. It’s time to speak up if we want a Golden Gate Park that serves everyone. We need your help to urge the Board of Supervisors to approve the Golden Gate Park Sustainable Travel Study report. Can you send a letter before next Tuesday?
Since last December, we’ve given a voice to thousands of our members by taking part in the Golden Gate Park Stakeholder Working Group. This working group was the first step as the City launches a public outreach process this summer to determine the future of car-free space in the park. After meeting for the past four months, it has become clear: accessibility and equity are top priorities.
As part of this process, we cannot ignore the feedback from community members and City officials that the current closure does not provide equal access to Black, Indigenous and other people of color (BIPOC) communities, those living in the southeast of San Francisco, seniors, and people with disabilities.
We know that we can keep Golden Gate Park car-free and improve access to it — and now is the time to act. Next Tuesday, the SFCTA Commissioners, made up of our eleven Supervisors, will vote on whether or not to accept the working group’s final report. Let the Commissioners know they must adopt the report so we can preserve car-free space while improving equitable access to Golden Gate Park. Write your letter of support today and help us win this!